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Research Coordinator I

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Civil & Environmental Eng
Salary: Salary anticipated $45,000 based on grant
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General Summary of Position:

Supported by the National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities (SCC) program the research will develop and implement a community engaged water quality monitoring and alert system. Through a community engaged approach, community members will sample and test water from the socioeconomically diverse communities of Lowell, Lawrence, Dracut, and Andover. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee(s), the Research Coordinator will support the SCC research study.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree with some experience preferably in project management, environmental science or other relevant fields
  • Prior experience in project management
  • Proficient in use of software (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Teams, etc.). Proficient in computer and phone conference capability to complete study activities remotely if needed
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that are necessary for interacting effectively with study participants and local community organizations, and project team members
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a larger team with researchers and staff of diverse racial/ethnic, cultural background and diverse scientific expertise
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Required to work with communities and interact with participants on and off campus as needed by the projects.
  • A vehicle and a valid Driver’s License are required to conduct field work
  • Should be willing to take any required human subjects protection training and obtain active certification for human subject studies
  • Desire to learn new topics related to the project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual or multilingual, ability to communicate proficiently in English and other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, or Vietnamese

Additional Considerations:

• Knowledge of geography and experience working with the communities in the Merrimack valley (Lowell, Lawrence, Dracut, Andover)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P13.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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